Saturday, 8 July 2017

DECAPITATED Vogg and Rasta discuss their favourite tracks on Anticult

Polish metal extremists Decapitated release of their seventh album, Anticult, today via Nuclear Blast. The 8 track slasher opens with the trail-blazing masterpiece 'Impulse' and doesn't let up until the closing track, 'Amen'. Thematically and lyrically, Anticult deals with the abstract idea of who and what we, as humans, are. Conceived and written by vocalist Rasta, it’s existentialism at its finest. 

“You can find ‘cults’ everywhere and in everything we do”, explains Vogg. “‘Anticult‘, from one point of view, is a rage against all of these values. An impulse. It makes you think: ‘What kind of world do we live in? Who or what pulls the strings? And what is our role here?’ So think of the title as finding your own ‘cult’. In that regard, ‘Anticult‘ is, from another point of view, about illumination. Or Noesis.”

In celebration of the new release, Vogg and Rasta sat down to talk about their favourite tracks off the new offering. 

The band have also released new track One Eyed Nation over on YouTube. 

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Decapitated will be performing on the Ronnie James Dio stage at Bloodstock this year. Catch them on Friday the 11th - buy tickets:

Watch the new video for 'Earth Scar' here:

"We're really excited to release the second song from our upcoming new record Anticult - ​'​Earth Scar!' I have always drawn influence from all spectrums of metal and this song and​ our new​ record really reflect those influences. 

"​Much like 'Never,' ​this ​song ​has been designed to crush on a stage and we can't wait to add it to our set. Rasta wrote the lyrics with a lot of metaphorical content dealing with touring. The opposing lifestyles from the 'normal,' day-to-day of being at home vs. being on the road and seeing our 'tribe' interacting with the music and the almost restorative qualities of that! We hope you all enjoy it and we can’t wait to see you all very soon!" - Vogg

Ahead of the release, the band premiered the throttling new song 'Never'. Watch and listen, here: 

Drummer Michal Lysejko showed off his chops in the drum playthrough for 'Never', which you can view here: |

Trailer #1: Watch Vogg and Rasta discuss the album, lyrical progression and the inspirations behind it: 

Trailer #2: Watch Vogg and Rasta discuss the how the band's sound has evolved over the years: 

1. Impulse
2. Deathvaluation
3. Kill the Cult
4. One Eyed Nation
5. Anger Line
6. Earth Scar
7. Never
8. Amen

Rafał Piotrowski – Vocals
Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka – Guitars
Hubert Wiecek- Bass
Michal Lysejko - Drums

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